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MEDIA ALERT – May 14, 2012International Food Information Council FoundationContact: Steven Cohen or Jania Matthews -- 202-296-6540cohen@ific.org; matthews@ific.org IFIC FOUNDATION RESOURCES ON NUTRITION AND HEALTH Helping address “Weight of the Nation” concerns has been the mission of the...
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By: Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA Date: 5/14/12 The HBO documentary, The Weight of the Nation, premieres tonight, but, earlier this month I had the privilege of previewing the documentary, which is divided into 4 parts.  This film sheds light on a problem that we cannot ignore-OBESITY. Here...
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By: Maria L. Acebal,
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(Washington, D.C.) - The International Food Information Council (IFIC) 2012 “Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology & Sustainability” survey shows that Americans remain highly supportive of existing federal rules for labeling foods produced through biotechnology and very few cite biotechnology...
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IFIC Webinar: Understanding Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology & Sustainability The International Food Information Council shared the findings from its 2012 “Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology” Survey during a webinar for health professionals on Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:30...
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By: Dan Gogerty, CAST Communications Editor Date: 5/9/12 Consumers want affordable, abundant, safe food; but they get bombarded with ads, press releases, and biased opinions. Their main sources of information might be a celebrity chef, a 60-second TV "in-depth investigation," or an internet...
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By: Jason Pelzel Date: 5/4/12 Like many of you, I enjoy a good summer cookout. It's one of my favorite pastimes-relishing great food hot off the grill and exchanging small talk in the midst of old and new friends. Once I decide it's time to fire up the grill, I always struggle with one thing: the...
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  By: Food Insight Blog Contributors Date: 5/2/12   It's that time of year when many health professionals are scrambling to calculate their CDR Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits to ensure they have the required number to remain in good standing with the Commission on Dietetic...
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How many times over the years have I told clients that the “secret” to weight loss was to “eat less and move more”?  But does that simple advice actually work for everyone the same way?  As with all advice, it’s actually a little more complicated! During the “Energy Balance: A New Paradigm” session...
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Thanks for your interest in IFIC Foundation's, "The Science of Sugars." This four-part series of articles explores the scientific evidence surrounding sugars. A vast amount of research has been conducted on sugars and health and although there is an emotional tie to sugar, this review attempts to...
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Thanks for your interest in IFIC Foundation's, "The Science of Sugars." This four-part series of articles explores the scientific evidence surrounding sugars. A vast amount of research has been conducted on sugars and health and although there is an emotional tie to sugar, this review attempts to...
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By: Anthony Flood  Date: 4/27/12     This week's discovery of a case of BSE or Mad Cow by USDA officials didn't deter me from enjoying my favorite meal: a big, juicy hamburger, fries and a nice frosty chocolate milk shake.  Most of my friends, like me, also didn't bat an eye when they heard the...
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By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD  Date: 4/26/12

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